Every year Knowledge Day for students of the Belarusian State Medical University is the next step towards achieving the goal of becoming highly qualified medical specialists. And for freshmen it is a significant step, the beginning of student life. This year 1172 students from Belarus and far abroad managed to achieve the goal to become students of the country's leading medical university - the Belarusian State Medical University.
The Faculty of General Medicine enrolled 330 students, the Pediatric Faculty - 231, the Faculty of Preventive Medicine - 126, the Dental Faculty - 125, the Pharmaceutical Faculty - 94, the Faculty of Military Medicine - 25, the Medical Faculty for Foreign Students - 241.
In his welcoming speech Rector of the University Anatol V. Sikorski congratulated first-year students on the beginning of their new life and wished them success in their studies.
The First Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry L. Pinevich also congratulated first-year students and noted they had chosen very difficult but noble and responsible profession.
Yesterday's schoolchildren swore a first-year student oath.
A special solemnity of this moment was emphasized by the anthem "Gaudeamus" performed a capella by the international student choir "Dominant".
By tradition graduating students welcomed their new friends. Rector of the University Anatol V. Sikorski and First Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry L. Pinevich presented first-year students Yekaterina Shpitalova (the Faculty of Preventive Medicine) and Diana Radchen (the Pharmaceutical Faculty) a symbolic student ID card and key of knowledge.
The first-year student of the Faculty of Military Medicine Yevgeny Tsarikov assured that the freshmen will persistently and responsibly learn the art of healing and honour the best traditions of the University. He also expressed gratitude to all parents for their faith and support.
The First Bell rang for first-year students.
Members of the student club: Violin Band “Perpetuum mobile”, Folk Theatre “Med.uni.tsa”, Student Theater of variety miniatures “Biolakt”, creative association “Talent”, Vocal band “Kantara”, cheerleading university team and first-year students of all faculties prepared bright and festive concert program.
There were also invited guests at the concert - finalists of the TV show “Song of the Year” on TV channel ONT, laureates of the LIRA national music award - the group “PROvocation”.
The final song in honor of Alma mater was performed by the Student Theater of variety miniatures “Biolakt” and all participants of the concert. The concert ended with a festive salute and the launch of balloons.